Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Clear Conscience

Here is a quotation, from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, which was famously found, copied out in Latin and translated into Italian, among the papers of King Umberto II in his desk in Cascais:
"But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you, or by man's day; but neither do I judge my own self. For I am not conscious to myself of any thing, yet am I not hereby justified; but he that judgeth me, is the Lord."


radical royalist said...

Winston Churchill, who met King Umberto, praised him as by far the most intelligent and competent political figure in Italy at the time.

That he had to spend the rest of his lif in exile is not only a personal tragedy, but a tragedy for Italy as well.

MadMonarchist said...

Thanks for posting this. It makes me think the King was at peace with the world despite how ill-treated he was (and the rest of his family with him).